That's because if you live south of the town, as I do, you come into the High Street from the right as you look at the picture.
At the left you can see Yarm Bridge just beyond the viaduct. The bridge was built in 1400 way before the young whippersnapper that now dominates the town.
I've never attempted to count the arches but even these details do not prepare you for the size of the thing.
|Yarm Bridge with the Viaduct behind|
|Crossing the River Tees|
The Viaduct was built to extend the Leeds and Thirsk Railway from Northallerton to Stockton and Hartlepool; the line eventually being extended to Newcastle as part of the Leeds Northern Railway.
|Engineers and Contractors who built the Viaduct|
Cars look like toys beside the structure as it bestrides the town.
The red roof at the left of this picture is Hope House which I have shown before.
|Viaduct (At top of Bentley Wynd)|
I've never succeeded in getting a shot of the viaduct in use so I've had to borrow one/
|Freight Train on Viaduct|
Photographer - Ian Britton (ex www.freefoto.com)
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